Vongo Adds 250 Titles23 Jan, 2007 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Vongo, the video-on-demand and electronic-sellthrough Web site, today announced it had upped its movie and video catalog to include 250 new titles from parent Starz Entertainment.
Englewood, Colo.-based Starz is owned by John Malone's Liberty Media Corp., whose cable and TV assets include ownership stakes in DirecTV, QVC, Expedia and 4.1% of Time Warner.
New content features 13 movies from season one of the “Masters of Horror” series, including The Evil Dead. Anime titles include Ghost in the Shell, Ninja Scroll, more than 50 episodes of “Astro Boy,” Blood, The Last Vampire, and the Street Fighter Alpha feature and Street Fighter II.
The PC-based service also offers $9.99 monthly subscription plans that grant members VOD rental access to more than 1,000 movies. Later this year movie content will include The Da Vinci Code, Cars, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.
“While the subscription enjoyment of movies and video content continues to differentiate Vongo from all others in the marketplace, our unique position relative to our digital download peers allows us to bring in rich content as a wonderful complement,” said Bob Greene, EVP, advanced services for Starz.